SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

World at War 1939-1940 Group Build

50250 views
918 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:42 PM

Excellent work Dan.

Yes the Cartograph decals are very thick. Decal solvent doesn't do much to soften em up. Very flat surfaces so I didn't worry much on this project.

______________________________________________________________________________

 

On the Bench: Nothing on the go ATM

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, February 15, 2016 1:13 PM

Thanks Checkmateking: The secret to those straight lines is tamiya tape.

Thanks Rob. S: Those thick decals seem to be common with the Airfix kits. Built two of there 1/72 spitfires, those decals didn't lay in the recessed areas well. Or over bumps.

I can see the finish line now, Iron Annie is getting closer to being ready for decals. The kit comes with four Fallschirmjager's, came across a drawing of 1940's figures to help with painting. The Center engine with cover is attach along with the left engine, more pictures of that later.

 

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 15, 2016 1:57 PM

Can't wait to see that with the figures Dan. For those jump smocks i use vallejo 886 green grey. Its a bit lighter than the image yopu have there, but seems to be a good match to the real thing.

This is how it looks of the 72nd troops i did last year for my DFS 230 build.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 15, 2016 4:30 PM

The figures will add a lot of life to the plane, Dan.

And that's a really impressive camera angle for the photo.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:23 PM

Thanks Bish on the painting color tip, I don't have vallejo colors so I'm working on lighting up tamiya's XF-58 Olive Green. Earlier I mixed XF58 with XF66 light grey, it is close to your figure's smocks.

Checkmateking: Yeah that ground level view makes the aircraft look huge.

Iron Annie is fully assembled and compete. Put on final touch up painting this morning, not use about attaching the ladder it comes off to easy when you sit the aircraft down. I plan to airbrush Model Master Acrylic clear gloss on the topside later day, then do the bottom tomorrow. 

The Junkers Ju52 was featured on a episode of Wings of the Luftwaffe, you can view the episode on youtube.

 

 

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 3:27 PM

Ye, that sound slike a good mix. And of course there is always variation in clothing colour anyway. I got into useing Vallejo for all my figures a couple of years ago as many of the referance books i have use them so it made sense, and really useful to have a standard range when i do a lot of figures.

Annie is looking good, looking forward to seeing the decals go on and how you handle those.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:06 PM
Annie is very photogenic!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:35 PM

Dan, looking really good there, and those added fallschirmjagers should make for a keen display.

Looked at my dated books (Osprey and Andrew Mollo publications) as well as online sources.  The plain smock was generally a green colour (some specifically say olive green), but some seem to have been issued in grey.   Lost Battalions, a webstore dedicated to the reeanctors, goes as far as to describe the oringal cloth was composed of three  threads:
greenish gray (approx 50%), orange (approx 25%), and jade green (approx 25%)
The pants were a field grey colour.

Can't vouch for the hobby paints, but I know of this site and here's what they have to say:

http://www.artizandesigns.com/guides/FarnworthColoursGermanFallshirmjagerWW2.pdf

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:04 PM

 

Thanks Bish, Checkmateking, Jgeratic.

 

The decals are finished, I quickly found out that when you lay the decal down you can't move it at all. The rough corrugated surface prevents any moving, all you can do is nudge them little by little. I used model master and micro scale softening and setting solutions. The red cross circles really softened up. I cut the swastika's on the tail in half before I dipped them in water, it was a little of a challenge getting them to line up but I like the look. The big letters on the side linked together so I cut the film out.

 

 

 

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 21, 2016 7:12 PM
That is really sharp, Dan. It's got a great look to it with the Red Crosses. Nice going!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, February 22, 2016 9:24 AM

 

Thanks Checkmateking, those decals that came with the kit dated 2009 where thin enough to lay down, but they only seem to do that when you first applied them. After words they didn't soften up much. All that's left is some panel washing, and engine exhaust streaks. Hoping I can get Iron Annie done by the end of the week. Cool

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 22, 2016 6:49 PM
Sounds good, Dan. Some color schemes just seem to pop--and this is one of them. Eye-candy!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:48 PM

Thats looking great Dan. I like how those decals look warn in some ares.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Long Island, New York, USA
Posted by fjs3 on Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:05 PM

Hello Folks

I just wanted to post a few update pictures of the 1:48 scale Airfix Hurricane.  I got paint on her, and she will get her first glosscoat tonight after I type this, in preparation for her markings.  I need a few little touch ups as well.  Maybe I gloss tomorrow? 

Thanks for reading, now for some touching up.  I'll post more pictures as I go.

 

Regards

Freddie from LI

"I'm gonna build all these models one kit at a time!

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:01 PM
That's very sharp, Freddie. Great paint work and camouflage.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, February 29, 2016 6:00 PM

Thanks Checkmate & Bish.

Fjs3: Nice paint job on your Hurricane, like the hard edge camouflage.

I can say that my Junker's Ju-52 is finally complete. Decided to go light on the weathering, some area's after I applied the panel wash I removed most of it, I think it gives a worn look. From most of the surfaces be corrugated steel, there is a small amount of recessed lines. I just painted over area's where the panel wash ran on the bottom with RLM 65 light blue. After that I airbrushed model master gloss clear and let it sit over night to dry. The next day I carefully removed the tamiya tape masking the windows, I find that using a #11 blade works to peal up a corner of the tape, then using tweezers to remove the rest. There is some sanding dust stuck to the inside of the side windows, can't really remove that. After all the masks were removed I glued on the antenna using black sowing string.

I fell weight has been lifted off my shoulders with Iron Annie being finished. Started this kit last May and at time's I wanted to give up and quit. But I hanged in there and was determined to finish Iron Annie. This kit provided many challenges, in 1/48 scale wing span is 23.5” (56.69cm), length 16” (40.64cm) and a height of 4.5”(11.43cm). Thanks again to Checkmateking for hosting this group build.  I'll post photos of the bottom Tuesday.

 

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 29, 2016 10:19 PM

Annie looks beautiful, Dan.  You did fine work with her.  I know what you mean about wanting to sack some kits, but it happens that they might turn out to be worth the effort and frustration.  Yours certainly was.

As for the sanding dust, is there any opening at all--even a small one?  I've managed to get dust off the windows by blowing a stream of air from the airbrush into any little holes available.  It might work through that rear turret.

You've got a lot of nice photos.  Do you have a preference for the front page?

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It was great to have you with us.

I look forward to seeing pictures of the undersides.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 12:41 AM

Great looking build Dan, real pleasure to see this come along.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 10:32 AM

Thanks Cheakmate: I feel that after completing this Ju 52, that I can build another one even better and faster than this one. I'll be applying some of what I've learned towards my Airfix 1/72 Lancaster, many with masking the windows and camouflage painting. As it turned out Iron Annie with in the paint stage for about a month, I've learned that masking other areas even know they won't get any over spray is better to be safe then sorry. I'll pick the second one from the top to go on the cover. And I'll see if I can get something in the rear turret to remove that dust.

Thanks Bish: I'm really happy how the camouflage came out, to me the dark green looks more like dark brown.

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    May, 2014
  • From: Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted by Hoggarth on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 11:02 AM

Glad you hung in there and finished Annie, she turned out great!

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 12:10 PM

Dan, glad you hung in tough, the Ju52 looks great!Yes

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 6:59 PM

Front page is updated, Dan.  Again, great looking results!  Thanks for participating.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Friday, March 04, 2016 2:42 PM

 

Thanks guys for your comments, I might try me hand at a 1/72 Ju-52.

 

On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 05, 2016 11:57 AM

A convert to the "one true scale"--1/72--is always welcome, Dan!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 05, 2016 1:21 PM

checkmateking02

A convert to the "one true scale"--1/72--is always welcome, Dan!

 

O, most definatly. I've got a couple of 72nd 52's myself, going to have to build one soon.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Long Island, New York, USA
Posted by fjs3 on Sunday, March 06, 2016 10:22 AM

Got my decals on!  Getting down to the wire folks!  I will do a little touching up, repainting where repainting is needed, and start the weathering process.

Here are the pictures for now, and as always, questions or comments are welcome!

Thanks for reading, and have a great Sunday!

Regards,

Freddie from LI

"I'm gonna build all these models one kit at a time!

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, March 06, 2016 2:54 PM

Very good indeed, Freddie.  That's looking extremely good.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 06, 2016 3:08 PM

Nice work Freddie.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:00 AM

I've been perusing this build since my latest hiatius...

Rob and Dan, your builds turned out fantastic!

FJS3, that Hurricane is coming along great too

-Josiah

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Long Island, New York, USA
Posted by fjs3 on Sunday, April 03, 2016 11:38 AM

Hey Everybody

 

I just wanted to check in with a few progress pictures of the Hurricane.  Lot's of great stuff being built, excellent work here mates!

I just need a little weathering time, and the fiddley bits can be attached.  Once that is complete, I'll be calling her finished!  

Thanks for looking, and have a great Sunday, Volke!

Freddie from LI

"I'm gonna build all these models one kit at a time!

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.